New York University

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Graduate program in Human Development and Social Intervention


70 Washington Square South

New York City, NY 10012

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. in Human Development and Social Intervention

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Our full-time, 42-credit M.A. in Human Development and Social Intervention emphasizes the practical skills of research design and methods, grant writing and grant management, and program development and evaluation from a community psychology perspective. The curriculum is firmly rooted in community, social, personality, and developmental psychology. You’ll learn how issues such as poverty, race, gender, and culture influence the daily lives of individuals. You’ll then gain an understanding of how to apply social interventions to these issues through a range of research experiences, along with grant writing opportunities. In addition to a core of research methodology and psychology courses, you’ll pursue one of three areas of study: Developmental Psychology, Health, or Methodology.

Our New York City location provides you with an ideal urban setting for studying many kinds of communities and settings combined with easy access to gateways to the world at large.

The program is designed for recent college graduates with backgrounds in the social sciences, including psychology, social work, sociology, anthropology, and race, gender or ethnic studies, as well as those who have work or volunteer experiences in non-profit organizations, schools, health facilities, and community centers and seek to further or change the direction of their careers.

You must have completed at least five psychology courses and one statistics course within three years of matriculation to the program.

The degree prepares you to pursue a career as a research project director, research coordinator, grant writer, research scientist, or program evaluator in university-based research centers, community agencies, hospitals, school systems, and private industry, including evaluation research firms. In addition, the program prepares you to pursue doctoral study in the social sciences, such as human development, public policy, or social and community psychology.


New York University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1,422 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

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